Updated: Jul 27, 2022
I am very shocked to hear the news of the attack on former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and I am very concerned that such an evil event should take place.
The Chief Rabbi of Japan, Rabbi Binyomin Y. Edery, calls on all.
Let us all pray for the safety and recovery of the life of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Creator commands mankind as the Law of Noah.
Do not commit murder.
Not only physical murder or injury.
Mental harm, insults, etc. are also among murder.
We must willfully turn away from such evil.
Man was made in the image of his Creator. We need to treat everyone with respect, including ourselves.
This must be observed regardless of political beliefs.
Let us focus on educating our children so that all people can respect all people, and so that we can achieve a peaceful society. Without these basics, society cannot exist.
Our hearts are with the family of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan.
Rabbi Binyomin Y. Edery
Chief Rabbi of Japan
Chabad House of Japan
Added at July 8th 17:58
I've heard just now the very sad news of passing away of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. May he rest in peace.
My sincere condolences to his family.
We need to work hard to repel such darkness and to bring light to the world.
Together with his wife Akie Abe at a goodwill event. At the good day for the 22nd anniversary of Chabad House of Japan and of Chanukah.